A while ago, a model friend went to the beach to shoot swimming trunks products. He paid special attention to his diet a month before the shooting. He tried to eat high-protein and low-carbohydrate foods to lose fat. It can be said that he lived a very hard life. After the filming, I immediately rushed to an American burger restaurant for a full meal, and continued to eat for three days. After three days of indulgence, he stood on the InBody again and found that he had gained 2 kilograms. Miraculously, he had gained 1.2 kilograms of muscle and lost 1% of his body fat rate. He said that after overindulgence, the body lines and abdominal muscles became blurred. Why does InBody 's data show "muscle gain and fat loss" instead? This is unreasonable! Could it be that the machine is broken?
Later, through consultation with a professional nutritionist, I realized that this was not an inaccurate measurement by the machine, but a temporary "water storage" phenomenon in the body. Due to the long-term low-carbohydrate diet, a large amount of carbohydrates and sodium were consumed during the indulgence, which replenished the muscles with a large amount of water in a short period of time, increased muscle weight, and reduced the ratio of body fat to total body weight . And this water storage phenomenon will only be temporary. If you continue to indulge in eating, your muscles will no longer store a large amount of water, and your body fat will slowly increase. After a long time, you will look like an untrained ordinary human body. Moreover, although the body fat rate at that time was reduced, the visceral fat level increased from 2 to 4 , a full increase of 2 levels . This also shows that although body fat does not immediately appear in the subcutaneous tissue, it accumulates in the internal organs first, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Friends who learned the reason were so frightened that they immediately resumed training and diet. Two weeks later, their body shape was back under control, and the InBody data returned to normal. Through this friend's experience, we can know that the changes in the body are not what we usually think logically, but there is a complex set of physiological mechanisms that affect the results . You must not copy other people's experiences to your own without thinking, because if you only look at this friend's result that "overeating can build muscle and lose fat" to refute the accuracy of the machine, you ignore his low-carb diet before overeating. , is not an objective conclusion.
Finally, I would like to appeal to everyone through this friend’s experience. As long as you maintain good exercise habits, your body can still recover quickly even if you eat randomly for two or three days . So don’t put too much pressure on yourself. It’s absolutely okay to indulge and experience delicious food from time to time!